Look at this EXCITING QUESTION!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yanna, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Yanna

    Yanna Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    I got no responses so I changed the headline. [​IMG]

    With newly hatched Australorps, does yellow on the head automatically mean male?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Funny title! You got me to look. [​IMG]

    I've never had an Australorp chick. I ordered some once, but the hatchery made a substitution. Bummer.

    I didn't know that Australorp chicks had a spot on the head. I thought they were just like little penguins, black with yellow underneath.

    Sorry I'm no help, but at least I gave you a bump.
  3. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    Ooooo.... Very sneaky! Just for that I am not going to tell you the answer![​IMG]

    (Just kidding-I honestly have no idea;))
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  4. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    craig county, VA
    No, not yellow that i remember. We couldn't tell our roos for several weeks.
  5. LauraP

    LauraP In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    High Rock Lake, NC
    Well you got me to look!
    I have 3 Australorp pullets who are 7 weeks old.

    Here's how they looked as little babies.

    Not sure how much yellow on the head you mean, but two of our girls, Lucy and Ethel, certainly had some [​IMG]
  6. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    Port Orchard
    I have no idea. I do know that the red starts coming into the comb real quick with them. At a month we were able to tell that one of the little girls was going to be named Vin- as in coq a vin. The feed store threw in an extra pullet with the perchase of six so it's not like we payed for the little guy. I seem to remember that they all had different amounts of yellow on the head.
  7. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Nope I have a 2 pullets that had white spots as chicks.
  8. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    Very catchy title! I just had to look!!! [​IMG]
    Sorry, no idea on your question. Good luck!
  9. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Very Sneaky! Love the title! I'm glad I'm not the only one with that problem sometimes! I told my daughter I thought maybe I had chicken cooties, so no one would hardly answer me![​IMG] I'm not sure about the australorps having a sex link. I would keep an eye on their combs. In most chicks, the males combs turn a redder color, and are noticably larger than the females. I hope this helps you out some. [​IMG]
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  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    you got me thinking about wedding bells lol idk if your already married but thats what the title made me think of and idk

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